Pinus wallichiana ‘Zebrina’

July 6, 2009

This variagated form of Himalayan pine has long droopy needles and an open habit as it is relatively fast growing. The leader can grow eighteen inches or more each spring. Pruning can keep the plant full, though left alone, the open growth pattern is attractive anyway. This tree, like most pines, prefers full sun. It is typically grafted on Pinus strobus (White Pine).Planted in the open, ‘Zebrina ‘ makes an eye-catching specimen. This cultivar was reportedly found in France in 1874. Not frequently found in our landscape, it always captures attention and deserves to be planted more frequently.

Pinus wallichiana 'Zebrina'

Pinus wallichiana 'Zebrina'

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